Tuesday, August 29, 2017

An Old Swedish Farm as a Contemporary Farm Portrait Painting

I have been too busy to post here for while now.  Currently I am working on a commissioned painting of a custom farm portrait for a client.  This will be a present for their husband so is under wraps for now!  I will plan to post it here on my blog in the future, with my clients ok after it has been delivered.  Here is an example of a previous farm portrait that I painted in the past.  


This portrait was painted for a couple in Sweden of their farm.  They wanted me to include their three pet cats in the scene also.  This was a fun painting to work on!   

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Country Landscape Painting of an Old Midwestern Farm




This the most recent painting off of my easel.  I started this painting back in the winter, but then set it aside, as I was not sure what direction I wanted to go with it.  I looked at it one day in July and realized then what sort of farm landscape scene I wanted for it!  I sometimes do this with a painting and am always happy when the full idea finally comes to me.  I went with one of those blue sky days with a sky full of those "big marshmallow clouds", as a friend once described them in one of my paintings.  Just the kind of beautiful summers day that I love so much in the heartland! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Horse Painting - Across a Quiet Pasture




I came across these horses in a quiet, secluded pasture several years ago.  I painted them into a scene from my imagination earlier this year.  This piece is one of my paintings from the quiet and peaceful American heartland. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Country Landscape Paintings - American Road Trip Farm Paintings

 

Thank you to Ugallery for featuring my farm paintings in their new curated art collection "American Road Trip"




A COUNTRY MILE

Serene in the expanses of the American Heartland, Sharon France paints captivatingly simple and bucolic landscapes that express the idealism of farm life. Through clear tripartite compositional divisions – background, mid-ground, and foreground – she creates a harmony throughout her canvas.


“I love to travel through the back roads of the American heartland during the summer. The young rows of corn and soybeans look like long ribbons of green with the dark brown Midwestern soil between them. By midsummer, fields of oats and wheat ripen to a beautiful, light golden-brown color. The combination of the corn, soybean fields and pastures, make me think of lovely old patchwork quilts. I find endless inspiration for my paintings on the back roads of the American Heartland.” 

Sharon

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Old White Farmhouse Tonalist Farm Painting



This is one of my old farmhouse pieces that I painted a few years ago.  As an artist, certain paintings become my favorites and this is one of them.  I wanted a feel of an overcast sky with the chimney smoke drifting from the chimneys and a long country dirt road running past it.  There is something special about the old iconic white farmhouses scattered throughout this great country, that continue to intrigue and inspire me for my art.    

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Original Little Farm Paintings

I like the challenge of painting in different sizes for my original farm & barn paintings.  Here is a selection of little paintings that I have done in a small 5 x 7" size, painted in acrylic paint on archival quality hardboard panels.  These little pieces easily frame up into a standard sized picture frame.